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New products and innovations

100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads for cosmetics developed by Bio-on Bio-On S.p.A., an Italian developer of bio-fermentation technologies for biodegradable materials and industrial applications, has developed a new formulation, called Minerv PHA Bio Cosmetics (type C1), that is designed to make 100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads suitable for the cosmetics industry. The plastic micro [...]

22 June 2016|

In brief – June 2016

Reverdia and Wageningen UR Launch Development of Durable Bio-PBS Compounds: Reverdia and Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research launched a joint development programme on bio-based PBS (polybutylene succinate) compounds for injection moulding. The new bio-PBS compounds will be durable and based on Biosuccinium™. The final compounds are expected to have an improved carbon footprint in [...]

22 June 2016|

EUBP welcomes EP report on revised waste legislation

EU Parliament report on revised waste legislation emphasises the role of bioplastics in the transition to a circular economy Press Release Berlin, 8 June 2016 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the draft reports on the revised EU waste legislation by MEP Simona Bonafè, Rapporteur of the [...]

8 June 2016|

UNEP Report on Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics

EUBP stresses importance of improving waste management on land to solve the problem of marine litter Press Statement Berlin, 6 June 2016 – In a recent report on ‘marine plastic debris and microplastics’ published earlier last month, the UNEP describes the sources and effects of plastics and microplastics in the oceans and outlines potential [...]

6 June 2016|

Redesign of our website

Dear subscribers of the Bioplastics Bulletin, You might have noticed the new design of our website, including our bimonthly newsletter, the Bioplastics Bulletin, which now comes in the form of a blog. The new website can be reached at the URL www.european-bioplastics.org. Due to a third party attack a few weeks ago, our website [...]

15 March 2016|

Bio-based plastics play an essential role in the future circular plastics economy

The recent report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation on ‘The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics’ provides an overarching vision of a global circular plastics economy in which bioplastics play an essential role in decoupling the economy from fossil resources and help to return nutrients to the soil. [...]

15 March 2016|

Save the date for the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin

Following on from the successful events of the past years that reflected the growing confidence in plastics solutions that are bio-based, biodegradable, or both as a viable alternative to conventional plastics, the 11th European Bioplastics Conference has now been confirmed to take place on 29/30 November 2016 at the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin, Germany. The [...]

15 March 2016|

French decree supports bio-based and home-compostable bags

The new wording of the French implementation decree on single-use plastic bags, which was published by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy on 1 February 2016, sets out clear requirements for the reduction of single-use plastic bags in favour of bio-based, biodegradable and home-compostable bags, in line with the EU Directive. [...]

15 March 2016|

The benefits of separate organic waste collection

Since January 2015, separate collection of organic waste is mandatory in Germany. The implementation, however, has been rather slow, and not all municipalities provide separate biowaste collection schemes yet. The German association for compostable products ‘Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V.’ therefore recently called for municipalities to implement the separate collection of biowaste and support the [...]

15 March 2016|

Member portrait: ISCC System GmbH

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director of ISCC Systems GmbH shares some information about his certification system. Dr Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director ISCC System GmbH 5 facts about ISCC System GmbH (International Sustainability [...]

15 March 2016|